Swedish House Mafia on the power of talk and giving yourself time to recharge

'If you keep it to yourself, it's gonna be rough on you'
Steve Angello, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso - Swedish House Mafia
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In our ever-growing effort to highlight techniques we can all benefit from through personal stories, electronic trio Swedish House Mafia (Axwell, Steve Angelo, and Sebastian Ingrosso) discuss with us how they manage their own mental health by finding much-needed space for themselves to rest and recharge.

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"Just don't work too hard, Step 1," SHM's Axwell begins. Easier said than done perhaps, but he provided a few more easy ways to ensure you're giving yourself the space you need to function with a healthy mindset. "Don't say 'yes' to everything," he continues. "Make sure to have breaks in between where you can rest and fully recover. I think that's the most important thing."

Looking back, "it's easy in the beginning, when you're up and coming, to say 'yes' to everything because you don't know how long it's gonna last," he admits. "But you might burn out, so it's important to just take it easy, also.

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"One of the most important things also, I think, is to talk," says Steve Angelo. "Talk to people around you, and people you travel with; for us we have each other. If there's something, you can always open up and you have each other's support... If you keep it to yourself, it's gonna be rough on you. Talk to people around you, don't be scared of voicing your opinions and how you feel. That's helped me throughout these years -- just being open and honest about it."

For more with Swedish House Mafia, currently on tour into November in support of their 2022 album Paradise Again, listen to the full interview below.

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